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The last rays of light...

By C_Daniels
Taken at Whitby some weeks back.

I wanted a shot where there was some direct strong light but not too much which might wipe out the image. I exposed for the light and used some fill flash to highlight the detail on the cross - I think it all kind of works here...?

Mode - program
Shutter speed - 1/125
Aperture - f11.
Metering - spot metering.
Flash - a burst of fill flash.

I find that the flash on the 5D is nowhere near as strong as the G6 and the 5D seems to be able to handle diverse lighting and exposures more considerately. Is this down to the type of sensor used...?

Thanks for taking some time to look here - better large :O)


Tags: Sunset Light Whitby Specialist and abstract Celtic cross Sun flare Landscape and travel

Voters: rhiw_com, pks, 49er and 30 more

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rhiw_com 15 24
9 Aug 2006 6:04AM
Well seen and captured. Brilliant effect.
Rg Tony
pks 17 2 England
9 Aug 2006 6:29AM
great shot well done

49er 15 564
9 Aug 2006 6:30AM
Works really well.

Callanan 15 7 Ireland
9 Aug 2006 6:36AM
Nice shot
lynsfiona 17 5
9 Aug 2006 6:40AM
Stunning rays coming from the sun, wonderful shot, well captured. Lyns x
MarkT 17 119 2 England
9 Aug 2006 7:02AM
I hink, I mean I think I like this one more than your other one - great shot.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
9 Aug 2006 8:18AM
This is a lovely image. Nice shapes

The other image has much more Oooomph I think . But then that is only my opinion . I like it in the portrait format xxx
User_Removed 15 398 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:29AM
Well captured - lovely image
VintageRed 16 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:49AM
Yes - it works well. Nick.
Great shot.Love the lighting and composition. Excellent.
AlanBW 15 20 England
9 Aug 2006 9:30AM
Works really well, a very effective image
Sezz 16 619 15 England
9 Aug 2006 9:30AM
I think it works well too Caleb, like the starburst effect of the late evening sun.

Sez Smile
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 10:33AM
Excellent use of fill flash C. Love this shot it has been done superbly sir.

MaryMac 15 258 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 10:59AM
very good capture the light is spot on
RipleyExile 18 1.6k 17 England
9 Aug 2006 4:15PM
Nice image and the sun flare is very effective. Just wondering which flash you used and the settings? I'm asking as the top of the cross seems to have been missed and is darker than the rest.
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
9 Aug 2006 7:11PM
Thanks everyone...

I think the flash was near enough at full strength Alex - the 5D has a weaker in built flash with a slightly lower GN number than on other DSLR cameras.
RipleyExile 18 1.6k 17 England
9 Aug 2006 8:20PM
Ahh. I thought you'd used an external flash as the shutter speed you state is way to high for the built in flash of the KM 5D. I assume you mean 1/125 sec?
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
9 Aug 2006 8:27PM
LOL - not sure where that info came from, I've put the correct figures down now!

Nothing gets past you Alex...

(I just tell people anything really - they usually buy it)

DYankee 15 6 United States
9 Aug 2006 8:33PM
A fantastic image!! Love the power of it. The hint of detail on the cross really works to accentuate it.
Another well captured image, Caleb!
Dawn Smile
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 5:36AM
clverly composed sunset - good contre jour lighting.
iajacks 16 24 England
10 Aug 2006 9:22AM
again another good example of colour gradiance in the sky .

well done IAJACKS
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
10 Aug 2006 1:50PM
It works, well done, good idea for the fill flash, Spot on! Click!!!

vismaya 16 Ireland
25 Aug 2006 6:03AM
Great technique, excellent shot!
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
25 Aug 2006 6:10AM
Thank you...

I had to crop high to get rid of the railings and messy bottom part of the picture - perhaps a different angle would have been better...?

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